Sunday, November 15, 2009

Flowerdy edging




Another edged flannel for my sister's baby and I wanted to echo the impressionistic flowers on the blanket. Some were three petaled and some were four, so this is what I came up with!

Materials:
Size 10 crochet thread
Size 7 crochet hook 1.65 mm

Stitches:
3 cluster flower:  *Ch 3, (yo twice, yo and pull through two loops, yo and pull through two loops) twice in first ch, yo and pull through all three loops on hook, ch 3 and sl st in first ch.*  Rep between * twice more to result in three petals in a row.

4 cluster flower: *Ch 3, (yo twice, yo and pull through two loops, yo and pull through two loops) twice in first ch, yo and pull through all three loops on hook, ch 3 and sl st in first ch.* Rep between * three more times to result in four petals in a row.

Round 1: Sc around, sl st in first sc.

Round 2: *3 cluster flower then sl st to complete flower in same st, sc in next 8 sc, sl st in next sc and begin 4 cluster flower then sl st to complete flower in same sc, sc in next 8 sc* rep from * around.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Turtle edging


Again with the not so awesome photo, it's not easy to see but the edging looks like little marching turtles with a body, a head and little legs. I apologize for the pattern, I made up a stitch to get the legs to look right, sorry if it's not entirely clear. I plan to post a video of the stitch.

In between the turtles, you can do as many sc to separate them - I started with 3 but then decided to spread them out more to 6 on the next side of the blanket to save some yarn and also so the turtles could be seen a little better. So I did two sides with them close and two with them a bit farther away.

Materials:
Size 10 crochet thread
Size 7 hook 1.65

Turtle leg stitch: Begin as for a tr, yo twice, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo and pull through loop, yo and pull through two loops on hook - now ignoring remaining loops on hook, ch 6 then sl st in first ch while also pulling through next loop on hook, yo and pull through last two loops on hook to complete tr.

Cluster stitch: (Yo, insert hook in indicated st, pull through 2 loops) 3 times, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook. 3 dc cluster.

Round 1: Sc around, sl st in 1st sc.

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, *sk 2 sc, 8 tr in third sc with turtle leg stitch in first and last tr, sk 2 sc, sl st in next sc, ch 2 then cluster in same sc, sl st in next sc, sc in next 3 (or 6) sc* rep from * around.

Star edging

This isn't the best picture, I'm a horrible photographer.

I was edging some flannel and wanted to echo the star motif on the blanket, so this is what I came up with.

Materials:
Size 10-30 thread (model done with size 30 thread)
Size 7 hook 1.65 mm

Cluster: *Yo, insert in indicated st and pull up loop, yo and pull through two loops on hook*, rep twice more, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook - three dc clustered together.

Round 1: Sc around.

Round 2: *Ch 3, cluster in next sc, ch 3, cluster in first ch, sk 3 sc and sl st in next sc, rep from * around.

Round 3: *Ch 3, cluster in sp between top of two clusters on row 2, ch 3, cluster in same space, ch 3, cluster in same space*, rep in between top of each pair of clusters in row 2.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tiny star




Materials:Size 7 hook 1.65 mm
Cotton thread, size 30
-- Ch 4, join with first ch to make a ring.
-- Ch 3, 14 dc in ring, join with sl st in ch 3 (15 dc)
-- Ch 1, sc in same sp, ch 3, *skip 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 3*, repeat around joining with sl st to first sc (5 ch 3 spaces)
-- Ch 1, *sc in sc, in ch 3 (hdc, dc, hdc)*, repeat around
-- St st in sc, *ch 2, skip hdc, dc in dc, ch 3, sl st in top dc just made, ch 2, sl st in sc* repeat around.

Fluffy Shells Edging




I needed a quick edging when I was at work and had no access to any patterns and made this up. It's probably not original, I'm sure it's been done and written up a thousand times, but I swear I didn't rip it off from anyone.

Materials: Size 7 hook 1.65 mm
Cotton thread, size 10

Picot: ch3, sc in 1st ch


Round 1: Sc around.

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same sc, *skip 2 sc, (dc, picot, 2 dc, picot, 2 dc, picot, dc) in next sc, skip 2 sc, sc in next sc*, repeat between * till end, join with sl st.

Hearts Edging









I wanted to edge a flannel that had a heart pattern and this is what I came up with. It involves crossed triples into the first round of the edging and is probably an intermediate pattern. Please let me know if the instructions are unclear.

Materials: Size 7 hook 1.65 mm
Cotton thread, size 10

Round 1: Sc around, sl st to first sc.

Round 2: Ch 6, skip 2 sc, dc in next, (skip 2 sc, ch 3, dc in 3rd sc) repeat between () around, sl st in 3rd ch of ch6.

Round 3: *[Sl st in ch 3 space, tr in 2nd open sc below in row 1, (hdc, tr, sc, tr, hdc) all in the same ch3 space, tr in 1st open sc below, sl st in same ch3 space], 4 sc in next ch3 space* Repeat between * to beginning, join with sl st.

I have attached a video of me doing the crossed heart stitch. I did it quickly and probably should have reshot it because I actually made a bit of an error in it (can you spot it!?) but this is just how life is these days. As good as it gets. It's a free pattern. If I was charging for it, I'd make more effort to make it perfect. Probably. Possibly.